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Penni Russon

University of Melbourne
Creative Writer-Researcher
Melbourne, Australia
Creative writer and YA author, doing a PhD on interdisciplinary collaboration, making strengths-based therapy about mindfulness and self-compassion for online youth mental health. She didn't choose comics, comics chose her. They sat baying outside her bedroom door until she said, all right, and let them in, and then they took up most of the bed and she was left with the top half of her body hanging down like a doll, her hair touching the floor and she's hardly slept a wink since. But she's grown to love them, those messy, humble, hangdog things and treats them like her own.